From the Tower: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma

Curtain closes on tenth season of premier west coast winter series

Apr 14, 2017
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The 10th season of the Challenge of the Americas closed out this past weekend, running the final two rounds of the 2017 championship program at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California circuit is one of my favorite destinations. The location is one of kind, nestled on the side of Sears Point, looking out […]

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From the Tower: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals

Inaugural event enjoys the ‘Big Easy’ to kick off the new season

Mar 10, 2017
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The inaugural Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals took place at the NOLA Motorsports Park on March 3-5 in New Orleans, LA. For the first time in the eight year history of the Pro Tour, three distinct events will form the championship chase, beginning with the new WinterNationals. Rather than starting the season in late April/early […]

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From the Tower: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson

Same great racing and atmosphere to open up the 2017 season

Feb 03, 2017
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For the 10th time, the Challenge of the Americas opened up the karting season on the west coast, hosting their winter series opener at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The numbers and temperatures were a bit lower than what we are used to for the first of three events, however, the competition remains […]

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From the Tower: WKA Daytona KartWeek 2016

Annual event in Daytona Beach sets tone for the 2017 season

Jan 06, 2017
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Each and every year, racers of all backgrounds, experience and genre head down to Daytona International Speedway for the World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek. Many begin the journey south on or before Christmas Day to head to the Sunshine State for three days of action in part of the three distinct events taking part at […]

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From the Tower: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 20

Historic event caps off two decades of Las Vegas competition

Nov 29, 2016
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It was truly an honor to be part of the 20th running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. For the 20th straight year, the organization hosted what is now considered to be the largest karting event in the world, welcoming nearly 500 drivers to Sin City. What began as an event that was designed to bring […]

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From the Tower: Rock Island Grand Prix 2016

Memorable three-days in Quad Cities for 22nd edition of world’s largest street race

Sep 14, 2016
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For 13 straight years, I have traveled west to the Quad Cities area to cover the rare and exciting Rock Island Grand Prix. For the 22nd time, a non-profit volunteer-based group and diehard race fans turn the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois into a two-day race festival centered around the purest form of motorsports […]

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From the Tower: 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh

Home turf defended by Pittsburgh competitors as program completes penultimate event

Aug 26, 2016
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session as we produce our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that develop over a race weekend, […]

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From the Tower: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Impressive performance by drivers and high entry numbers highlight event at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 01, 2016
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session as we produce our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that develop over a race weekend, […]

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From the Tower: 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle 1

Program reaches halfway point for season with first of two events at Indiana facility

Jul 27, 2016
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session as we produce our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that develop over a race weekend, […]

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From the Tower: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

Intense weekend on and off the track as high temperatures heat up the championship chases

Jul 14, 2016
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session as we produce our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that develop over a race weekend, […]

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From the Tower: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano

Title contenders confirmed as program reaches halfway point

Jun 23, 2016
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those […]

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From the Tower: United States Pro Kart Series 2016 – New Castle

Successful opening event as fourth season of series kicks off

May 20, 2016
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those […]

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From the Tower: Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals 2016

Historic event at Phoenix Kart Racing Association as seventh season of Pro Tour kicks off

May 04, 2016
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those […]

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From the Tower: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Sonoma

Ninth season of the Challenge closes with another successful season and new champions

Apr 11, 2016
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those […]

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From the Tower: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – PKRA

Championship pictures taking shape after wild weekend in Phoenix

Mar 03, 2016
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those […]

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From the Tower: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson

Ninth season of premier west coast winter series opens up with another successful weekend

Feb 05, 2016
Written by David Cole | No Comments

We spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those that […]

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From the Tower: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XIX

New look, new location, same intense and exciting week for largest karting event in the world

Dec 03, 2015
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We spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those that […]

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From the Tower: 2015 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix

Seventh annual event continues to provide excitement, right at the feet of the general public

Oct 02, 2015
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The 2015 edition of the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix took place over the September 25-27 weekend, as the southern California city once again transformed its downtown business district into the site for a three-day racing festival. This was the seventh straight year that the BLVD section of the city hosted the event, and the […]

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From the Tower: 2015 RoboPong 200

12th annual event continues to provide intensity, heartache, and excitement to reach 200 laps

Sep 24, 2015
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This past weekend, the New Castle Motorsports Park hosted the 12th annual RoboPong 200 event. Competitors gathered at the central Indiana facility to compete in a 200-lap TaG endurance event around the 1-mile circuit. A mix of national, regional and club level karters took on the challenge, including a handful of IndyCar drivers who were […]

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From the Tower: 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix

Witnessing history as 21st annual Labor Day weekend event hits the record books

Sep 11, 2015
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The 21st annual Rock Island Grand Prix was held over the Labor Day weekend in the Quad Cities area once again. Warm weather kept the track clear of rain both days of action, as the volunteer-promoted event saw an increase in entries and spectators after a couple of down years in both categories. The total […]

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